What does career mean?

Definitions for career
kəˈrɪərca·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life history(verb)

    the general progression of your working or professional life

    "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

  3. career(verb)

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. career(Noun)

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  2. career(Noun)

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  3. career(Noun)

    speed

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  4. career(Noun)

    A jouster's path during a joust.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  5. career(Noun)

    A short gallop of a horse.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  6. career(Verb)

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Career(noun)

    a race course: the ground run over

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  2. Career(noun)

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  3. Career(noun)

    general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  4. Career(noun)

    the flight of a hawk

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  5. Career(verb)

    to move or run rapidly

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Career

    Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

How to pronounce career?

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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say career in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of career in a Sentence

  1. The American:

    I was able to meet Roger Federer, who is one of my idols, we talked a little bit about what he would have done in his career if he had to do it over and he said that in his heyday, when he was his busiest, he would have tried to take a little bit more time to celebrate the victories.

  2. Jesse Ferguson:

    The winning message is the one primary voters believe is authentically who you are, so, if your career has been centered on bringing people together and creating a more hopeful and optimistic politics, then that's what you should run on, because anything else with be called out as BS.

  3. Bryan Habana:

    The best moment of my career was getting the opportunity to pull on the Springbok jersey for the first time and run out for my country, to understand the privilege that it was, and to understand the responsibility that was bestowed on me to do that.

  4. Fire Chief Darby Allen:

    It’s been the worst day of my career, it’s a nasty, ugly fire and it hasn’t shown any forgiveness.

  5. Majlinda Kelmendi:

    There was a moment when I said,' Why am I staying here ?' when I felt like nobody was taking my career seriously, at the same time my mum was telling me,' Go somewhere else, don't stay here,' and my coach was saying,' Hold on, we will find a solution, it's not always going to be like this.'.

Images & Illustrations of career

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